Bluebell is revolutionising the way we monitor our little ones. Launched around 18 months ago, and designed by doctors (who are dads too), Bluebell gives you the tech to monitor your baby’s position and vital signs 24/7.
Bluebell Smart Baby Monitor review
The Bluebell Smart Baby Monitor is an app-based baby monitoring system that keeps track of breathing, skin temperature, crying, movement, and sleeping position. Real-time alerts are sent to your mobile app and wearable parent wristband, so you can keep an informed eye on baby. If your baby wakes or rolls onto their tummy, you’ll receive instantaneous visual and vibration alerts to your wristband and app. If baby has been inactive for a certain amount of time, you’ll also be notified.
What’s in the box?
- Wearable Baby Monitor
- Parent Wristband
- Smart Hub
5-in-1 baby monitor
With Bluebell you’re effectively getting five products in one:
- An alerts monitor
- An audio monitor
- A lullaby and white noise player
- A nightlight & temperature monitor
- A fitness/well-being tracker for parent
How does the Bluebell monitor work?
First thing’s first. You’ll need to download the Bluebell app and pair both the wristband and baby monitor in turn. It’s pretty easy and set-up takes around five minutes. Top tip is to sit in close proximity to your router, and it will pair so much quicker if your wifi is anything like ours!
The Baby Monitor is super-lightweight and easily attaches to your baby’s clothes. It’s splash, rain, baby vomit, drool and wee proof, and obviously safe to use from birth. If the baby monitor unattaches itself from your baby, you’ll be instantly alerted.
The Parent Wristband is worn like a watch offering you hands-free baby monitoring. Genius, right? We think so. It works both inside and outside of the house, up to a range of 40 metres. You can use the wristband’s buttons to log info which relays back to the Bluebell app.
The Smart Hub sits in baby’s room and is also the charging station for the Baby Monitor and Parent Wristband.
The Bluebell Hub monitors room temperature and noise levels to enable you to create the ultimate sleeping environment for your baby and doubles up as a nightlight, lullaby speaker, white noise and has a listen-in/speak-to baby feature.
The mobile app is where all the data is recorded. You can create multiple logins so parents, grandparents and babysitters can access your baby’s data.
The app lets you set reminders and record baby’s milestones. It’s brilliant for identifying your baby’s routine too, and you can enter information relating to feeding times and nappy changes.
New mum Alex reports, “The Bluebell app is fantastic. I track my babies nappy changes, feeds, bath time – everything essentially! I’ve given my parents and babysitter a log-in to the app so they can immediately see my baby’s routine. There’s no need for a notepad full of handover notes now”.
Charging your Bluebell Monitor
The Baby Monitor lasts up to 3 days until it needs charging, and the Parent Wristband lasts up to 1.5 days. Both take two hours to fully charge.
Is Bluebell’s technology safe to use around my baby?
Bluebell uses ‘Thread Technology’ which provides high security and range. The energy levels emitted via this Thread Technology are very low as the baby monitor is in ‘sleep mode’ 95% of the time. Using Bluebell for 8 hours a day for a whole year is the same as using your mobile phone next to baby for a few hours. Bluebell has been thoroughly tested and certified as safe as a baby wearable.
From being shortlisted for ‘Best Baby Monitor’ in the Mother & Baby Awards 2020 and ‘Best Wearable Design’ in the Dezeen Design awards, Bluebell is no stranger when it comings to awards.
This is a monitor that provides 24/7 assurance, offering great peace of mind, especially during the first six months when SIDS is a particular concern. We think the Bluebell Smart Baby Monitor is a great investment for safety-conscious parents, and I think the only thing we’d like to see added to the tech is a camera. Next generation? We’ll be watching!